The National Weather Service office in Binghamton has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Cortland County and these additional counties: Broome, southern Cayuga, Seneca, Sullivan, Tioga, and Tompkins.
The Winter Storm Warning will be in effect beginning at 7 am Sunday until 1 pm Monday.
- Forecasters expect heavy snow and periods of sleet and freezing rain.
- Snow accumulation could reach 6-12 inches, along with around a trace of ice.
- A mix of sleet and freezing rain will begin late Saturday night and persist into Sunday morning.
- Precipitation will change to all snow Sunday afternoon and continue into Monday.
- Strong north winds will develop on Monday to cause blowing and drifting snow.
- The snow and ice accumulations will make many roads treacherous and impassable.
- Strong winds will lead to blowing snow, reduced visibility and possible power outages.
- Winds are expected to be from the southwest at 15-25 mph with gusts to 40 mph Sunday night and Monday.
- Temperatures are expected in the upper 20s.
The National Weather Service reminds that a Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means heavy snow is expected or occurring.
- Heavy snow is forecast that will make travel very dangerous.
- Consider only traveling if it is an emergency.
- If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.